Mohun Bagan won 3-0 in an exhibition match held in Burdwan today. Mohun Bagan so far has scored 13 goals without conceding any in their 4 practice matches so far. Back in 1889, Mohun Bagan was established on August 15th when the first meeting of club was held in Balaram Ghosh Street. On its birthday, Mohun Bagan today participated in an exhibition match in Burdwan where Mariners won 3-0, Chiddi scored 2 goals and Suraj Mandal 1 goal. Tomorrow is off day, team will resume practice on Monday. Earlier in the three practice match, Mohun Bagan won the matches 5-0, 2-0 and 3-0. So far Suraj Mandal has scored 4 and Chiddi 3 goals.

Mohun Bagan today beat a local team of Burdwan 3-0 in an exhibition match. Chiddi scored 2 goals and Suraj Mandal 1 goal. The first team comprised of Sangram,  Karan Atwal, Vashan, Mandi, Rino Anto, Snehasish, Subho Kumar, Lalramluah, Subhojit, Suraj Mandal, Kartick Kisku. In 1st half, Kartick missed two easy chances to score. Kartick is trying hard to score in all the practice matches that Mohun Bagan has played and giving lot of effort, but is missing very few easy chances, he needs to keep his head cool in front of opponent goal.

Suraj scored the first goal from Snehasish free kick, when the former scored of his left foot. Snehasish had a great half when his run down left flank caused panic in opponent team. Subhojit also played very well in right half. Later in the half, coach interchanged position of Snehasish and Subhojit. Subho Kumar had a good game with his ball distribution. In all the practice matches we are seeing that coach is doing permutation and combination with the players and their position so as to get the best possible squad for the coming tournaments and in this way coach can also assess which player is adapting himself to which position, this will help to get a good bench strength position wise which is very important for a team to succeed in the long season ahead.

The half time score was 1-0. In 2nd half, Mariners made 6 changes bringing in Shilton, Mickey, Ishfaq, Chiddi, Marcos, and Kuluthungan. This was the first match for Kulu and Mickey for Mariners. Mickey in particular had a good game.

Chiddi scored the 2nd goal for Mohun Bagan when he headed the ball in from a Marcos corner. Within 5 minutes, Chiddi scored his second and Mariners’ 3rd goal, when Ishfaq overlapping from his left back position gave a pass to Chiddi, who nicely flicked the ball inside goal past goalkeeper.

15 minutes before end of match, coach brought in Santa Kumar and Tomba Singh. Tomba made some nice moves but Mohun Bagan could not score any more goal. The final scoreline was 3-0 in favor of Mariners.


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